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I recently listened to a podcast that discussed the merits of quitting, which is unquestionably counter-intuitive compared to what all of us have all been told growing up. Everyone has heard the phrase that winners never quit, and quitters never win. However, it isn’t necessarily all that easy, but in fact, there are times when it is beneficial to throw in the towel, admit defeat, and move on. I recently experienced this first hand with our ancient Heating and Air Conditioning system. The component had been in place for at least 20 years, and I suppose it had gone without repair for much of that time. When I moved in, I had the entire Heating and Air Conditioning system completely cleaned and maintained by the local Heating and Air Conditioning repair shop; however, the specialist was quick to tell me that I would need to replace every component within the next year or so. I refused to accept this information, and I vowed that I would get another 5 years of use out of our central heating and cooling system, no matter what the professional opinion was. So began a long cycle of our cooling system and oil furnace chopping down, calling out the heating and cooling repair corporation, and handing over hundreds of dollars to patch our Heating and Air Conditioning system up again. This went on for two years before I finally heard that podcast on quitting and realized I needed to apply the lesson to our air temperature control system. Last month, I finally replaced our AC, oil furnace, and temperature control with updated models. I may be a quitter; however, our comfortable indoor air sure makes me feel as though I won.

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I worry that the heating and air doesn’t work

I’ve always experienced complications of depression and anxiety. When I was in my twenties, I found myself in and out of a few different psych residences. I thought that I had the issue under control, until an incident happened most recently. I was waiting for an HVAC technician to arrive to my home one day. My HVAC system isn’t working properly, and I had called to make an appointment several days prior. I knew the appointment for my HVAC repair was scheduled for 10 each morning. When the HVAC technician started knocking on my door at 9: 45, I felt really anxious and afraid. I can’t always explain my difficulty with anxiety and depression, but it keeps me from living a normal life. I couldn’t make myself get free from bed, in order to get the doorbell. In my head, I knew it was the HVAC technician which I had called  earlier in the week. It didn’t seem to matter though and I continue to let the doorbell ring for 5 units. Then, my phone started ringing. I felt even more concerned, especially when I answered the phone. It was a woman with the HVAC company, and she was looking to see if someone was home. She informed me that the technician was outside waiting, and I tried to describe the difficulties that I was having. The woman on the phone sounded aggravated, especially when I asked it to reschedule my appointment. Even the HVAC system wasn’t working, there was no way that I was going to be able to get out of my bed.

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This small heater is great

I was reading the news on google today, and I read a strange story in regards to space heater. There was a caption underneath a picture of a blown up furnace. The entire electrical strip ended up fried, because someone plugged a place heater into it. Apparently, space heaters draw much too much power to be connected to a multiple units strip. I have personally owned a space heater up to now. When my wife and I started going camping, we utilized a tent. We still prefer to camp during the winter time of year, even though it would be in the 40s during sometimes. My wife and I thought to buy a space heater for our tent, which worked out well. The space heater was small enough to be out of the way, but generated enough heat to keep us from freezing during the night. We had the space heater plugged into the same version of electric receptacle as the picture. We never noticed any complications from the space heater, and we never had any difficulty with excessive heat. The space heating unit had three heating settings, which were low, medium and high. Additionally, the space heater also had a separate thermostat. We could set the room heater to a specific temperature, or set the space unit to heat continuously through the day. I’m glad that my wife and I never had any problems with tent or the space unit. I couldn’t believe the snapshot I saw online today, and it made me hesitate about using a space heater from now on.

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This pet dander is a problem

Last month, my sister and her family arrived to stay with us for only a few weeks. There was a hurricane in her state, and she was forced to evacuate through the area. My sister, her several children, and their six dogs all came to stay with my family. My wife and I do not have any pets in our dwelling, so we were very worried about having six dogs in our home at one time. My sister didn’t have somewhere else to go, and I want to be there when she needs me. Still, I wasn’t very happy about housing a dogs. Three of the dogs are small dogs, but the other three are very large Saint Bernards. They shed at all times, and I am still finding dog hairs throughout the house. I swept every single day and vacuumed the living room many times. Nothing seemed to help keep the pet hair from getting in the air. When the A/C system stopped working properly, I contacted my local A/C mechanic shop. They sent a technician out on the same day, and they came to my house to check out our A/C system. We have never had problems with our A/C but the A/C air filters were absolutely clogged with pet dander and pet hair. The excess pet hair in our environment was becoming trapped in our air filter. My sister stayed with us for two weeks, and we had to change the air A/C air conditioner filter three times during that duration. I do not know how my sister manages and keep such a clean house, with all those dog shedding hair everywhere.

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Scheduling our service appointment

I never realized the importance of HVAC maintenance, until I had the opportunity to visit a new neighbor. Earlier this week, my husband and I noticed a brand new neighbor moving in next door. The neighbor had children that look like the same age as our kids, so my husband and I went over and introduce ourselves. We made a chocolate bundt torte with vanilla cream cheese frosting, and walked over on Saturday morning. It was quite warm outside, and the humidity made us both start sweating before we had arrived. Our neighbors invited us in for coffee, and we graciously took it. Once we walked into their home, I could feel the difference with the indoor air quality. Their HVAC system was working well, and the air was nice and crisp. My husband and I asked if the HVAC system was brand new, but they told us it was about five years old. They also told both of us that they recently had the HVAC system maintained and modified. My husband and I had never had our HVAC system inspected, because we always assumed it was eventually a huge waste of money. We could tell a distinct difference between the indoor air quality in their property, and the indoor air quality in our own home. When the two of us arrived back home later on that afternoon, we both decided to contact our local HVAC designer and installer. We made an appointment for a routine tune up and assistance appointment. I hoped this would help our indoor air quality to be as nice as our neighbors was.

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I watch a lot of TV

My partner and I had recently found a great TV show that the two of us could agree to watch together. The two of us both had very bizarre tastes in TV programming, so this was nothing short than a tiny miracle. The two of us would spend minutes at a time watching it, it was an older show, so the two of us were able to get our hands on a box set of the whole series on DVD. The other night the two of us were watching it, when we noticed that the oil furnace had stopped working. I was quite surprised, because I had just ran tests on it via a paid HVAC system professional, and he had come highly advised by a friend, so I was was not expecting our oil furnace to die about a month after the inspection. I paused the show and got up to take a look at the temperature control. The temperature inside the house wa still warm, however it would surely drop quickly if I did not get the oil furnace fixed. I called up the HVAC worker that had come out the month before, and caught him on his way from his last job for the afternoon. He said he’d stop by to look at the oil furnace. He apologized profusely, and showed up 10 minutes later, and when he got to our house he didn’t waste a single moment. He went right to the oil furnace and took out his tools to get to work. It only took him 5 minutes to repair the problem. He apparently overlooked a single thing when he was here the last time. He apologized again for the HVAC system error, and she did not charge os for his time. What a great HVAC worker!

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Producing enough heat

My parents retired a few months ago and bought a new home down south. They spend most of the winter there and it’s really fantastic. This past winter, it was great that their house was empty. This is because we were halfway through construction at our new house and needed a place to stay. My parents house was ideal, or so we thought. As winter set in we realized that parts of their home were too warm and areas of it were freezing. They have baseboard heat and it is known for its radiant, even temperatures so we couldn’t establish why there were so many cold spots. My husband did start to investigate and found that the issue was more prevalent in the rooms furthest from the main living space. The house is a large ranch style and all of the bedrooms are at one end of the house. The boiler is supposed to make enough heat to keep the whole house at a constant temperature. With this type of heating, air flow and circulation is key. The bedrooms at the end of the hall basically have air trapped and therefore cannot circulate into other areas. The thermostat is located at the other end of the hallway so it reads the proper setting but the bedrooms usually are always cold. We contacted an HVAC company who located and checked for leaks and such. They suggested installing ceiling fans that will help circulate the air all around. This did help, but we are going to have a talk with my parents when they get home. Perhaps a separate zone will be a better idea for that area.

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This is a big advantage

Whenever we have a really bad winter storm in our area we lose power. I am not sure if the lines in our town are old or if they are weakened by so many storms, but they seem to come down easily. Sometimes it is just for a few hours but many years ago I recall an outage that lasted for almost a week. Schools were closed and we had no heat. That was all challenging and to add more problems, the freezer was defrosting quickly. That was when my next-door neighbor said something truly brilliant! She said to pack up the whole freezer and put it in totes outside in the cold weather. The temperatures were in the 20’s and that is plenty cold enough to keep the food from spoiling. At this moment, whenever we experience these outages I have totes to use if needed. I only wish we had as simple of a solution to the operation of an HVAC system. I dread the fact that my house gets so cold and I be worried about the plumbing when we tend to be without electricity for any period of time. I really should consider the suggestions of my HVAC dealer and use a generator that would power this system. Portable generators are not powerful enough and can be extremely dangerous. Every winter there is at least one story of a family who got sick or lost their lives due to carbon monoxide poisoning from these units. I know that the ones installed in our home do not have these exact same risks. My HVAC dealer has specials after each season and I will have to look into it then.

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Working on the fireplace

My kids had been talking about Halloween for a month. They are so excited about dressing up as superheros and going Trick or Treating. I worked for months sewing costumes to make everything perfect. The only thing that I should have not planned for was that a snow storm has blown into town and they’re are calling for temperatures in the low 40’s with three inches with snow. Those perfect costumes might now be covered up and in the way of winter coats and snow boot. Instead of sitting out on the porch and handing out candy to little goblins, my husband will be huddled in his house near the fireplace and only opening the doorway when the bell rings. It’s put a real damper on our Halloween festivities. The kids are now complaining about the fact that there will be less candy and they will need to wear a multitude of clothes. I am wishing that there was at least one indoor event taking place so the kids could enjoy the holiday and show off their awesome costumes. At least then they could have the main advantage of a quality HVAC system to keep them warm whilst they are enjoying their ghoulish Halloween fun. I told my husband it’s very important the fireplace is going when he is making sure that when we return from trick-or-treating the youngsters could fall out while counting their candy. I know that many people are definitely not going to hand out treats as a result of the cold so I even picked up some extra candy to sneak into the kids bags so they wouldn’t feel bad.

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What a great temperature control

My girlfriend and I currently live together in the city. We spend too much effort out on the town, and we like the Nightlife very much. We often spend most of our Saturday nights at the club at the lake with friends. During one more weekend, my girlfriend and I decided to visit among the list of new clubs in the city. There was a long tier outside, but we got in under a couple of hours. I was surprised once we walked in the door, because my first impression was not good. It smelled pretty poor inside, and I could smell a whole lot of cologne in the air. It appeared like the ventilation system wasn’t working effectively. It was also very comfy and humid inside, and the A/C was set at a really low setting. My girlfriend and I went to the site the bar and ordered several drinks. It smells even worse over with the bar, and I told the bartender that going barefoot was pretty warm inside. He told me that the A/C system had been broken all day, and walked away. I was surprised that the club had chosen to stay on open, despite the A/C difficulties. I decided to find the manager to speak with him about the ventilation and A/C problems. It took a few minutes and a few different most people, but I finally found someone who could help with the trouble. It was the assistant manager at the nightclub, and he offered us a zero cost bottle of champagne on the house. He couldn’t help with this AC problems either, but at the least he gave us something for free for the inconvenience.

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HVAC products can do so much

My best friend and I have known each other since fourth grade. We have already been Inseparable, and even live along now. We are both currently single, and we can save big money this way. I work as a bank teller and my best ally works for a local HVAC restore company. He graduated from HVAC maintenance school, about three or five months ago. He has been really looking forward to attending HVAC repair School, and he has been able to fix a lot of the problems that I have had with my HVAC system at home. We rent your dream house, and the two of us are responsible for any repairs that are as few as $200. The HVAC system within our home is about 10 years old, and it requires a great deal of attention and care. Since Brian happens to your job as an HVAC technician, we save a lot of cash on service calls and premiums. We recently paid to replace the HVAC thermostat in my home, because the electrical power melted inside. There was an unsatisfactory connection inside, and it caused a little fire. I don’t really understand the issue, but that was what this electrician told us. We have been purchasing a new thermostat, which is a really great temperature control program. The most effective features about the new thermostat, is the reality that it comes with a push-button control. The remote control works at up to a20-foot radius, which means we can use it from almost anywhere in the entire house. Since my bedroom is found right next to the thermostat, I am able to control the HVAC system without ever the needing to leave  my bedroom.

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This air conditioner was fantastic

I am a person who completely hates heat. I don’t know why I decided to live in the swampy lands within the sunshine State, but I still can’t stand the summer humidity. I keep my A/C system tune-up in the summer, because being without A/C is almost murder. I can barely stand going outdoors during the summer, and I would never desire to be without my A/C system. I useful A/C system set it to 68°, and most people complain it to be too cold. Whenever I need guests over, most people create a comment about it being very cold. I never thought that there will probably be such a thing as too much A/C, but it seems that some people think 68° is just too cool. I really could understand if my house felt like an arctic tundra, although 68 degrees is hardly abnormally cold. Sometimes I get aggravated along with my gas, because they consistently complain about my A/C system. I usually try to be amiable, and adjust the A/C if there are many are feeling very cold. I honestly don’t prefer it, but I am a likeable people. I’ve been thinking a lot about moving lately, because seems like to get hotter and steamy down here. I feel like it is about five degrees warmer with every year that passes, and global warming isn’t helping with the cause.

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I’m happy about my system

Work was very slow last Friday, but I wasn’t going to grumble one bit. The Previous four days ended up being insanely hectic, so I was really happy to have this little lull in activity. 4: 30 had folded around, and we had a few minutes left before we could all clock out. I was sitting in that break room enjoying a mug of coffee with a coworker. We were passing the time period by discussing HVAC system inventions. It was quite the conversation to say the least. I had never even knew that such HVAC system innovations existed. My own coworker was telling me around his aunt up north exactly who had just installed radiant heated floors. I was completely fascinated. Apparently, this form of heating system worked by the system of pipes underneath that floorboards. The heat rises through the floor and heated the entire property nicely and evenly. This type of heating system was great those of you that had cold feet because it warmewd the floors nicely. I saw it my own HVAC system story to express. My wife and I had recently have used a HVAC smart thermostat for this home. My coworker was astounded around this piece of technology. A HVAC smart thermostat helps you adjust your thermostat from any place. The only thing that’s need is a smartphone while using proper application installed on the my HVAC unit. He was thinking of getting one of these for his own home, and was content to hear my HVAC system results story. I told him it was definitely worth the investment. It was a really enjoyable half hour conversation in the midst of the operating HVAC system that Friday afternoon.

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It’s so cold in here

Another thing I hated about being sick would definitely the doctor’s office. I really didn’t mind sore throats. I didn’t intellect sneezing up a violent surprise. I didn’t mind the chicken soup and orange beverages. I really hated the freezing cold thermostat settings at my doctor’s office and waiting living room. I would always go well prepared too. Even in the summertime I’d bring a warm sweater to keep warm from the freezing cold HVAC system spaces. I know why they maintain air conditioning so low. It has something about killing germs. The frigidly cold HVAC thermostat settings are nevertheless extremely uncomfortable, however. The Warm sweater I might bring with me helped some. I really couldn’t wait to go back home to a warm furnace despite the fact that. Anything was better than sitting inside of that place with freezing cold HVAC settings. I wouldn’t mind so much in case the wait wasn’t so long. Usually I have to wait in that freezing HVAC system for at the least an hour before they perhaps called my name. Talk in regards to a long wait! This last time I went to the doctors, however, I actually didn’t have to wait long. I was very happy. The doctor prescribed myself some medicine, and I was soon at home in my own heating system. I wrapped myself up in a warm blanket, and turned up my thermostat thus my furnace was pumping out heat with a rapid pace. My sickness didn’t last a long time. I was extremely grateful we had such a nicely working HVAC system to remain me warm during my sickness.

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Sickness

I was in a really bad mood last week. I experience terrible allergies and I thought pollen season was finally across. Oh how wrong I was! I woke up last Thursday plus it felt like I got smacked using a brick, as my whole overall body was wracked with constant sneezes. I didn’t discover the usual stuffy nose and itchy eyes either. I would sneeze so hard that I once hurt my back! A close friend of mine had told me a HVAC system inspection might help with my chaotic allergy symptoms. Apparently, there are many different HVAC system options that will with terrible allergies like my own. I had decided to give it a chance. I couldn’t deal with these allergic reactions any longer. I called up the HVAC business downtown from my house and informed web-sites my issue. He listened empathetically when I told him all my intolerance concerns and HVAC unit issues. He told me about it air purification system that they provide for. It gets installed right into the existing HVAC system and works in tandem while using the air conditioner. I asked him to send a HVAC technician to tell me about the best HVAC system options I have to choose. I was willing to try anything at this time! Money was not an issue on the subject of my health If I needed new HVAC system, so be the application! The HVAC technician was remarkably helpful and friendly. He mapped out a good course for me to take regard to my HVAC system necessities. I decided to purchase a air purification system, and we set up an installation date at that moment!

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Just this past Sunday was a huge game for my team. If these people won, they would take over first put in place their division. I was so excited for the big game, and I thought i would throw a big party within my house. It was going being such a fun time! I was even considering making my award winning nachos. I was renowned in my circle of friends for my nacho making skills, which everyone agreed were superb. Unfortunately, my HVAC system greatly hindered my football gathering plans. It was about five hours from the kickoff in the game, when my air conditioning unit let out a screeching complain, then promptly stopped working. I couldn’t believe it! I previously had just gotten my heating and cooling system inspected and cleaned by a HVAC professional the week before, so I didn’t know how this could happen. I quickly called in the HVAC business that serviced a heating and cooling system, the week previous to, but of course got zero answer. It was an early Saturday morning. I didn’t know how to proceed, so I called every guest to let them know that I had to cancel the party. We ended up in luck! I had forgotten that one of the guys I invited was a certified HVAC technician. He drove up to my house with all with his HVAC system tools of saving the day! I was over the moon, to say the least. While my good friend worked on the air conditioner, I had finished preparing my yummy, infamous nachos. The Party Was ended up saving! My friend got the air conditioning unit running with about an hour left leading to a game started. What a performance day HVAC system miracle!

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It’s time to fend for ourselves

Growing up out on giant plains in the middle of nowhere may sound romantic by some, but I understand first hand the difficulties and lackluster reality from it all. My family owns a few farms, so we are relatively well off but you can only make a destitute place comfortable. What growing up out part way through nowhere meant to me was long commutes, very basic amenities, and social isolation. Let alone, my parents would often become away on business, leaving me and my siblings to take care of ourselves. We were perfectly in a position, but it still was a lttle bit rough at times. One instance acquire was when I was a long time old. The climate control system had stopped working while both of my parents were away on a four-day trip. Naturally, HVAC technology isn’t something that a child is specially savvy in. I also didn’t think to call a heating and cooling repair service. It just never crossed my mind, since any time in earlier times our furnace or air conditioner chipped down, my father would usually just fix the HVAC unit himself. It just didn’t happen to me that climate control repair was something that people provided professionally. Thus, with the heater not working hard, we bundled up and ready to wait out the four wintertime days without our HVAC unit operating in our home. I knew my dad would fix it upon his return and Used to do not want to bother them with climate control questions while these folks already away on business, probably stressed considering that it was.

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The middle of summer

Earlier in the year, I had to go throughout the country to visit my aunt. Her new house was huge and she had very little furniture to fill it using. So I had hooked up this trailer to my big pick up truck and started my journey. Gas was naturally very expensive while you’re driving such a big truck for a great distance. Especially with that big box trailer hooked to your back. I knew my cousin would cook my some food, so it was significant. The plan was that We help her furnish the general house. She had practically a great unlimited budget, she was just fundamentally as an alternative to paying for delivery services. Her HVAC system made the mission very tolerable though. We had a lot of stuff to move and climate control was fundamentally essential to keeping us cool and happy in all of the heavy lifting. Air conditioning offers really never felt so attractive. I remember one time while i came home to my heater looking for long winter hike through the snowy hills. That may be the a unitary time that the heating and cooling system was appreciated almost even though during my aunt’s task. A/C is normally not at the top of my list of priorities whether, but in mid-summer, a little climate control goes quite some distance in making super heavy lifting feel a little bit of less heavy. The HVAC system at my place is nowhere near like nice as her’s is, therefore it was really something.

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Climate control that really works

There so many wonders of the world are all around us. All we need to can is step outside and see what exists. Remember when you were a young child and finding a shiny pebble on your platform was a huge victory? As adults we generally have all sorts of filters into position that prevent us from seeing all of the sweetness and complexity of things. Seeing the world like this can make us feel really depressed and stuck inside of a monotonous, cyclical lifetime. All we really need to perform is start looking at important things closely again like we useful to when we were kids. You do not even have to go outside to see beautiful wonders. Your climate control system by way of example is a really impressive feat of technology. Realistically, a HVAC unit could even be seen as a beautiful merchandise of nature. This might be a stretch, but heating and cooling equipment is a product of human innovation. So in that sense, your air conditioner or furnace are found as natural as a bird’s nesting. Animals have all sorts of needs and I believe that good indoor air quality has become one of our needs. Accordingly, I am at the forefront within the HVAC liberation movement. We be required to acknowledge that these wonderful models of climate control are just as alive as animals. We need to specify them free. Heating and cooling components should be allowed to roam the plains just as they definitely always used to. I protest that HVAC imprisonment and exploitation ought to stop!

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I know this is all important

For those of you who have seen our blogs before, you think I live in the south, but actually i was not born in the south. I was born in The United Kingdom where the weather was honestly vastly different. As a child residing in New The United Kingdom, the people I was with and I did not even own an cooling system… The two of us had a very sizable house that was honestly current for the time, but that did not have any sort of air conditioning, and of course, the people I was with and I did own and operate a gas furnace, though. Our gas furnace was an oil gas furnace plus it was housed in the basement. The two of us also used a fireplace, plus the fireplace was used quite a bit during the long winter. It was a furnace of sorts plus also added a lot of ambiance overall to the house. The two of us have many photos of all of our siblings in front of that big fireplace during Christmas plus on Thanksgiving, then now, in the south, where I have resided for the majority of our life, I also have a fireplace. The fireplace, if I ever choose to use it, can actually totally replace the furnace throughout the winter. There is no real need for a gas furnace or even a small portable heater. Our central heating plus cooling systems, do of course, include some heating, but certainly here in the south it is not required. The fireplace replaces the gas furnace of yearly for me. I take pleasure using the fireplace but do not take pleasure cutting wood. I just call up a butch woman who sells it plus she brings it over in her truck plus stacks it up outside for me. I appreciate our fireplace plus it keeps me plenty warm.

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I’d like some better equipment

We live in the south, meaning all of us have many major seasons throughout the year. One season is called hot. The other season is called hotter. Those many seasons are interrupted by only a few weeks of pretty weather in the fall as well as a couple of nice weeks in the Spring. The best section of both Spring as well as fall is that most of us open our windows as well as turn off our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C systems entirely for a little while! It is so nice to have fresh air instead of fake air conditioning all the time. Not that there is anything wrong with air conditioning, but believe me, I am extremely grateful for my air conditioning. I could never live down here in the south without the benefit of cooling system. But it is just nice to delight in the natural breezes that come during fall as well as Spring. So right now, it is technically considered to be fall according to the calendar, but it is not yet fall according to the actual weather. The people I was with and I are still in the “hot” season, and another great thing about giving the cooling system a nice vacation is the reduced cooling costs. The power bill goes down quite a bit when I turn off the cooling system for a few weeks. That is constantly appealing, right? I think that in the northern states folks must have their highest power bills in the Wintertime because they need their gas furnaces running so much; here in the south, where it is constantly moderate or even hotter, our biggest expense is not heating but cooling. So I am impatiently waiting for that thermostat to tell me it is cooler outside, meaning I can shut off the cooling system as well as save a few bucks.

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My heater is making some strange noises

I live in a pretty proper cabin for this particular area, and it has more than two full bathrooms and 2 powder rooms and is about 2200 square feet. It is a pretty small home, but it certainly suits our needs well, really the only concern I have been having lately is with the water heater. The water furnace is making a very strange noise. In fact, I am convinced the water furnace is bellowing our names! I know it sounds super funny, but whenever I walk into the water furnace closet down in the basement, I swear to god the little noise that comes out of the water furnace sounds appreciate it is whispering “Marg, Marg, Marg.” I even took a video of it and immediately posted the video online. Tons of people are now asking myself and others if our name is Margaret, and who is hiding behind the old water furnace calling our name. I know it is so deranged, despite the overwhelming fact that I have also seen videos where it seemed as if cats and cats were saying hilarious things such as “feed me”. It is just a deranged noise from a water heater, but with a little playful creativity it sounds as if our water furnace is calling our name over and over again, and when the water furnace repair lady arrives, I am going to ask what the water furnace noises sound similar to him. I am positive he will say that he has never once seen a water furnace that developed the ability to speak words, and she will truly wonder why our furnace speaks English, especially when our native language is Spanish.

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I’m happy with my heater

One of my number one things to do in the winter season, is rest by the fireplace. And my partner and I bought our house specifically because of the fireplace. My partner and I live in an area of the country that receives an exhausting lot of snow yearly. Since both of us typically run the gas furnace, it’s also nice to have the fireplace too. All of us have had a rare occasion this week, when the snow had been so heavy that the power had gone out! On a single occasion for us, the power was out for almost 12 hours. Those are the times, when a fireplace is certainly necessary. All of us would have had to go to a hotel, if both of us had not had a way to heat the house without electricity. Most of the homes in our area have two types of heating units, a gas furnace along with the fireplace. My partner and I have a gas gas furnace, and both of us make sure to keep it updated and tuned up all winter long for that reason. My partner and I also purchased an entire cord of wood, before the winter season. We do not run the fireplace every single day, though, both of us honestly have it running more often than not. All of us will go through an entire cord of wood while in the entire cold season. Really, it has always been just enough. When both of us are running low on wood, both of us just stopped using the fireplace quite as often at the time. I like to burn Maple and Cherry in the house, because they have such an appealing smell when burning in the fireplace. The kids will love to roast marshmallows, and they find it amusing to roast them in the fireplace.

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It’s quite cold in here

My best buddy from school and I have been attending Heating plus A/C worker university, for the past two months. Really, it seems to be easily interesting, plus both of us are doing easily well. My best buddy and I have our own house together, so then we do not have to live with our parents. The Heating plus A/C worker university is only a few miles from our home, so both of us can even ride our bikes to university. My roommate and I tend do everything both of us can to save money, which includes using our bicycles instead of a car. Heating plus A/C worker university is a bit extravagant to pay for, so most of our extra money goes towards tuition. I have been enjoying all of our classes, plus one of our teachers gave me an internship. Even though she is a teacher at our Heating plus A/C university, she still is the CEO of a major Heating plus A/C Contracting Company. My internship starts in more than one week, while I am more worried than I have ever been in our life. I want to do easily well, because our teacher is taking a sizable opportunity on me. The Heating plus A/C contracting company that she owns, does more than 10 million dollars a year in business. I would like to be able to become an Heating plus A/C worker for that specific company. There would be constant room for advancement, plus I would not have to settle for the bottom of the barrel. I would like to be able to own our own Heating plus A/C business someday. For now, I am going to focus on not screwing up this sizable opportunity that I have.

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I could use a furnace

My husband has been working as a medical professional for the past 25 years in our town. And, now, that all of our children are grown up, the two of us have started thinking about traveling. With that in mind, he decided to take a new position last week.  We are going to be traveling to the frozen tundra for about seven months, and those months that both of us will be in this place will be the coldest months that both of us have ever endured in winter. My husband and I have grown up in a cold section of the country with a lot of snow, so we are used to frigid temps. The frigid in the tundra, will be next to nothing we have ever seen. So, we have already started looking into home rentals and both of us are going to make sure to find something with several heating options. Since we will be living in a section of the country that is nearly frozen solid while we are there this time, we know just how pressing it will be to have a fantastic working heating source. Most of the houses that both of us have looked at, have a oil furnace along with a fireplace. We hope to find a home with an oil burning oil furnace, but also a wood burning fireplace in addition. My wife has already spoke with a few medical professionals that are in this area, plus they agree that the oil furnace is the most pressing amenity to worry about for us. Since the average biweekly hot or cold temperatures are far below zero, it will be imperative to have a well working oil furnace. We leave for the tundra in a couple of weeks, plus both of us are both as anxious as both of us are excited too.

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We like our different HVAC units

HVAC happens to be for heating, ventilation, and A/C equipment.  Most people do not realize that there are multiple different varieties of Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C equipment! These types of components can include multiple different variations of Heating units and cooling units. The multiple type of Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C heating units can include, but not limited to, gas furnaces, heaters, boilers, and also fireplaces. There are multiple different types of Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C cooling units, which include all types of air conditioning equipment, and an Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C maintenance professional can help with any heating or cooling concerns a person might be having in their home. An Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C maintenance professional can also help with air ducting, air filters, or any type of ventilation concerns that a homeowner may be experiencing often. Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C maintenance professionals are also important in commercial properties, especially because the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C systems are so much greater than beach house systems and installation. I happen to live next door to a girl who manages and Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C maintenance dealers.  Every one of us get together a few times each week, to discuss our lives and drink a few beers together. I have heard multiple different types of stories about Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C component repair! Some stories I can hardly believe, and others baffle me completely. I guess I know how lucky I am to have a friend who labor in the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C industry. In the event of an emergency, I will be able to call someone that I trust. I haven’t experienced easily multiple troubles with my Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C system at home as of yet. That’s entirely due to the extreme care that I provide to my system on a regular basis. The summers are around here can get quite humid, so I regularly make sure that my A/C system is ready to go.

My furnace keeps running

A few years ago, when departing for a long trip, I decided to try to save as much money as possible. So, I unplugged all appliances that I thought I would not use and turned the control component up to 85. I was making sure our a/c would only turn on when the lake house got actually hot. In our mind, this helped to compensate for the loads of money that I would be spending while on our trip. I knew that our house would be super hot when I returned, but I was absolutely not prepared for the wave of heat that hit me when I arrived home from that trip. I, then, rushed to our control unit. Upon reaching the control unit, I was horrified by what I found. I had not turned our a/c on and adjusted the control component to 85 degrees, rather I had turned our gas furnace on and set that to 85 degrees! My gas furnace was running the entire time I was gone! I was so angry with myself by how I could have made such an awful, embarrassing mistake. I have never, ever turned the lever to the heat function on our control component before. How could I have done it now? I spent a few moments in total fury. Finally, I decided that there was nothing I could do about it. I turned on our a/c, then turned the control component down to a normal setting. I put our bags down, then went for a long walk to cool our nerves while our a/c component cooled our house… When I got back, the lake house was cool enough to be comfortable again.

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The fuel in here is something else

My wife and I have a neighbor who owns her own Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C business in our town. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have this friend. She has saved our air conditioning system device from ruin on so many occasions! When both of us are having any Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C complications, we, thankfully, can call her quickly, or even shoot him a text. And without fail she will stop by when she has a spare moment to look at our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system. On occasion, she will even regulate the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C issue for free! We sincerely try very hard not to take advantage of her Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C knowledge and valuable resources. I give her IT services for free in exchange, plus both of us try our best to only call her only if it is an emergency. She is very nice, plus she is simply very good at correcting Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C complications. She often tells us stories about buyers she has come across over time or perhaps different situations that she has dealt with. Most often, though, she gives us her basic advice about Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C units, which is to feel of decreasing air filters as being as important as decreasing the oil in our car. She says if everyone would make a habit of cleaning out their air filters as often as they changed the oil in the cars, she would go out of business! Nothing frustrates her more than having to replace an entire air conditioning system device or gas furnace simply because a lady did not change out her air filter when was told to. And, almost every day, she sees filthy air filters that should have been changed years ago, even decades ago! My wife and I always try to follow her advice plus change our air filters often.

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I wonder about my air conditioner

The church that I have attended for years holds its yearly services in a tent. It was not consistently this way until now. Our congregation used to have services in a normal building, however, our membership swelled to the point that every one of us did not fit in the building anymore. The temporary solution is to have services in a standing tent. The tent is definitely not that bad. It is set up on top of a concrete slab, and there is a platform built for the choir loft! For a few months we had to deal with no A/C because, obviously, correct tents do not include A/C! Though, within a few months, every one of us had raised enough money for 4 A/C units to put around the church in each corner of the tent. The A/C units are quite impressive, too. There is a single temperature control that controls all 4 units, and the A/C travels through a system of air ducts that cool the tent quite effectively. Even on Friday days when the doors are consistently being opened and closed for service. I do wonder if the units that were installed can provide heating as well! Now that we almost are in mid-November, I assume that winter weather is approaching. It will be absolutely cold in that tent if we do not have some sort of heating set up! I do not remember anyone saying whether or not the A/C units provide heating, so I will have to ask someone about that on Friday! Hopefully, they do provide some heating. If not, I will be bringing my blanket to church with me on Fridays and Fridays!

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I’d like to remodel my bathroom

I care to spend time in our kitchen. When I am at home over the weekend, I love to put on the songs & start cooking our favorite dishes to last all weekend. My kitchen is set up perfectly for me to cook & bake and allows me plenty of counter space for all our kitchen appliances. When I come downstairs in the morning to start our coffee, I savor the calm quiet of the afternoon. It is actually the only time I get for peace & quiet. However, lately our peace & quiet in the morning has been interrupted by the leaking sink. Everytime I use the sink to clean dishes or fill up a bottle, the sink just runs & drips for hours after. The house has had the sink for years & we have never had complications with the piping or anything. The garbage disposal gave us a few complications that forced us to take apart the sink & discard the disposal, however I didn’t suppose it would cause a leak. I will walk down in the morning & all I hear is the sink dripping constantly  even though the faucet is completely shut off. My partner has heard me complain about the leaking faucet for more than a week & still has yet to fix anything. After talking with our parents, they suppose one of the sink pipes may not be completely tightened which could cause the water to slowly drip all day long. Whatever it is, I need to have the sink fixed so I can get back to our peace and quiet in the mornings!

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Different kinds of plumbing

Many do not realize that cleaning their plumbing plan is a pressing thing to having it run successfully. Some like to clean around their plumbing plan in their homes however fail to realize it is the inside of the plumbing issue. I, for one, do not care to keep up on that type of maintenance plus it ends up costing an arm plus a leg in the end. Throughout the week, I make sure to use toilet cleaner plus not have several people over. My lake house is small plus the last thing I need is for my toilet to be overused. The last time I had a celebration, I knew something was bound to go wrong with my plumbing. I realized it had reached the limit when my toilet started filling up to the rim with water plus I could no longer stop the water from dripping onto the bathroom floor. Someone had blocked the toilet plus thought that flushing numerous times would just repair the issue. All that did was just cause the water level in the toilet to rise plus leave my guests without a working toilet!  I had to call the plumbing supplier to not only repair the clog plus the overflow, however also ensure that another one would not happen. I was able to pay the plumbing bill on the spot thankfully, however knew it would be lavish for the next visit especially if it was for an emergency. Now, I make sure to have my plumbing tested on before any celebrations at my lake house to ensure the plan can handle that several people using it.

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My plumbing is fantastic

I dread the day when my parents head out on their Summer bike trip. They take the Harley Davidson motorcycle, pack a their bags and drive across the various states. The house is left empty for almost two months. Every year, my parents guilt me  into moving into their house for the duration. I don’t want to do that because I have my own apartment. My apartment is set up with  all my stuff. . I also don’t want to drive to work from their house, because it’s further. The reason my parents want  me to stay at their house is because of the regular upkeep. They are hoping I’ll eat the food in the fridge before it goes to waste. They expect me to turn the lights on and off and keep away burglars. They want the air conditioning system running, the filter replaced, and everything  cared for. Also my father is insane about me suing the plumbing. He tells me, every time they leave, that I need to use both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. I can’t  leave a toilet, sink, shower or the pipes unused for the whole time, because terrible things will happen. My father reminds me to run the water out of the faucets and let it flow down the drain. He tells me to flush both toilets and take showers. He wants the water heater in use and water tank to get regularly emptied and refilled. It feels a little stressful that I am responsible for their whole plumbing system.  If my parents come home to a clogged drain, leaky pipes or something wrong with any of the fixtures, they  might  blame me.

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My parents need to leave

I hate when my parents head off on their Summer motorcycle trip. They jump on the Harley, pack a few bags and then drive across the country. The house is left empty for several  weeks. My parents guilt me into staying at their house while they are away. I am reluctant to do that since I have my own home. My home is equipped with all my stuff, electronics and favorite foods. I also don’t enjoy the longer drive to work from their house. The reason for my parents asking me to do this is to keep their house running in peak condition. They want the food in the refrigerator to get eaten and for me to pick up the meal. They prefer to have the lights turning off and on to warn off burglars. They want the air conditioner system to be cleaned and cared for on a regular basis. Also my father is a maniac about the pipes and drains of the plumbing. He always reminds me, before they leave, to use both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. Apparently if you leave a toilet, sink and all the pipes unattended for a couple of week, all sorts of malfunctions can happen. My father always ask me keep the water running out of the faucets and flowing down the drain. She wants me to flush both toilets every day and take a shower. He does not want the water heater to be ignored  the whole time they are gone. It is a bit stressful to remember to run the water in each of the plumbing fixtures all over the house. I worry that I will forget and neglect something. I also don’t want  my parents to come home and have a costly plumbing repair.  They might blame it on me.

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Increasing the HVAC sales

Climate change remains one of the single most debated issues in politics today. In fact, many people running for office will use it as a stance to getting nominated. Honestly, I just don’t understand how anyone cannot believe in the realities of climate change, especially when they see the variations of natural disasters that are occurring monthly. We are experiencing hurricanes and tornadoes within the same week. In one section of the country, there was a heat wave of unnatural temperatures moving through, while it was snowing just a few minutes away in the mountains! It seems like the only entity benefiting from these natural disasters is the HVAC industry! Folks used to go without any type of formal heating or cooling system, but now the extremes are just much too hard to combat. So, they have no viable option aside from purchasing some type of HVAC system, whether it be a window box cooling system, a portable electric heater, or a full-blown HVAC system. While once, using a stationary fan or simply opening the window for some fresh air would work wonders, now nothing but a cooling system can actually combat that heat force. Many folks have even relied on wood burning stoves with marked success over time to heat their homes. That said, with the unpredictable cold temperatures and inconsistencies in the length of time they last, a heating unit is a must in today’s world. If you haven’t already purchased stock in the HVAC industry, this is definitely the time to buy some stock! Personally, I have bought my fair share of stock and have already seen the financial benefits.

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It’s time to change this

I would like to meet the man who first dismissed menopause as something so basic. Because, really, I can only assume that there have not been any new innovations in dealing with menopause for that reason; no one deems it so terrible that it actually needs a solution! I would just like one man I know to experience a hot flash and then talk to me about that experience. Right now, I feel like most people minimize it, especially my hubby. Well, recently I took matters into my own hands. My husband was irate with me about the HVAC bill, claiming I was running the air conditioning way too much based on the time of year. Well, my hot flashes had me so confused regarding my body temperature that I was doing a real number on the temperature control box lately. I knew I needed to find a better solution and that our family was suffering as a result of my hot flashes, too. I called the local HVAC provider to request a worker come over to help me brainstorm a better solution than sitting in the walk-in freezer all day! She shared a new app christened Zone Control. I had no clue that there was such innovative technology in the HVAC world. This app, apparently, will allow me to set the main temperature control box to many different temperatures around the house. I can even program certain times of day that I want. This was amazing for me! Now I didn’t have to feel guilty for blasting the air conditioning while suffering from one of my sizzling hot flashes. I can now cool down without guilt with Zone Control Air Conditioning!

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Small space heaters

October is my favorite month. It’s not just because of Halloween, which is my favorite holiday, although that’s a big reason. I like to spend the entire month like it’s Halloween,  with decorations in my house and yard, inside and out, and playing scary music. I have a selection of costumes. I throw small costume parties throughout the month. All of that aside, October is the best month  because of the changing seasons. The temperature drops. Summer is gone, and I can turn off the air conditioning system for the first time since April. The humidity goes down, my indoor air quality becomes so pleasant I can open up the windows for some natural ventilation and air the place out. This October happened to get colder faster than usual, so I turned the heat on, for the first time in 10 months.

At first, a smoky smell came out through the air vents. Then, the furnace in the basement started making a horrible noise, so I turned it off immediately. With no furnace, my October social festivities were greatly curtailed, but I didn’t give up. While I was saving up to have the furnace replaced, I borrowed a few small space heaters from some friends. It wasn’t as toasty as central heating, but it got the job done!  

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This HVAC academy is interesting

Do you think clowns are creepy? I don’t, for one strange reason — I grew up in a clown family! My granddad was a semi-famous TV clown in the 1950s, and had enough of a brand name to set up a clown college. So, my dad, both aunts, and two of my siblings are all clown-teachers at a specialized school for clowns. Believe me, I know how weird that sounds! Imagine being a teenager, and bringing a date home to find a loft full of clowns tying balloon creatures? Not cool! To some, it’s downright scary.

But the best thing about the clown college was that it was on the upper level of an HVAC maintenance academy. The words college and academy were somewhat misleading, because they were just a handful of classrooms where you could study HVAC maintenance, or clowning. I got to be pretty chummy with the lady who ran the HVAC training classes. She even let me sit in on a few classes. My dad was a little disappointed when he found out I was interested in studying about heating and cooling repair. He wanted me to follow in his footsteps, and be a clown, not an A/C maintenance technician. But, he respected my wishes, and worked out a deal, where if I worked section time as a clown for her school, he would pay for my HVAC certification classes. So, now my afternoons are busy, working the clown gig during the afternoon, and spending every night studying about gas gas furnaces and a/cs.

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We can fix the heater

As usual, we have our Heating, Ventilation and A/C team come to our house in the fall for our Winter servicing. We like to schedule it early in the season in case any major work needs to be done. We want to make sure we have plenty of time before Winter hits. Our HVAC technician couldn’t make it until October, which would have been fine if it wasn’t for the  repairs that needed to be done. They found a huge tear in the ductwork in our attic. It must have been caused by an animal or years of use. I work from my house as an insurance agent. October is open enrollment week, so it is always an exceptionally busy time for me. So when I found out that I will have to share my home with HVAC contractors for the next few weeks while they replace and repair the ductwork, as well as service our gas furnace, I was happy. Of course I knew that they needed to  do the work that our Heating, Ventilation and A/C system needed. I was just mad that I didn’t schedule the check-up earlier. Had I done that, the service on the HVAC system could have been taken care of when I wasn’t under so much pressure. I’m not one that does well when my space is invaded. And I have a hard time concentrating when I don’t have complete silence. So having the Heating, Ventilation and A/C team running through the house, up and down the stairs, was driving me out of my mind! But two weeks later the Heating, Ventilation and A/C workers had completed the necessary cleaning and ductwork replacement. They also gave our oil furnace thumbs up for the upcoming winter season. Thank goodness!

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Working through our repair

Our office staff really depends on our HVAC system, as we work in an older building that gets very hot and stuffy in the summertime. It also gets very cold in the winter months. My co-workers and I experienced a particularly hot spell this past summer season when, unfortunately, our HVAC system shut down entirely, a result of sloppy roof repairs by incompetent maintenance workers hired by our company.  We hired an HVAC team to make the repairs to the very large, old commercial building – whose HVAC system is close to being declared non-repairable. Since the air ducts in the ceiling were damaged from the roof repairs, the HVAC system couldn’t operate at all. The extreme heat was killing us all, many of us being exposed to the heat from our computers and monitors. And not only does our HVAC system deliver air conditioning, it circulates the air too. The HVAC team needed to run modern ductwork throughout the entire building, which is a very large building with many rooms, hallways, and windows. We had to wait a full month for the modern ductwork to arrive, and another month for the HVAC repairs to be completed. Our company managed to secure some portable air conditioning units for the office’s windows. These offered some relief, but certainly not enough! I was so grateful when the building’s central air operating again. The stuffy air was causing many of us to experience a variety of symptoms, such as headaches by the end of the day. If this happens again, I’ll plan on taking the days off!

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The heater is very dirty

Every Winter I supply myself with a nice quest, and last Winter I decided to go through all my films A-Z. I started with About a girl, then ended with Zombieland. I marathoned the films all through Winter. It was absolutely nice to curl up inside in front of the gas furnace while I have a film on. Then, each and every evening I ended my afternoon the same. I would consider the next film, turn up the heater, wrap myself in a blanket as well as just relish my time there. However this year my quest is books. I want to go through all the books on my kindle as well as actual handheld books. I suppose I am going to do the same routine. After work I will come home, eat, then turn up the gas gas furnace then study for a bit. I could even extend this interest in my study room. I have a ductless Heating as well as Air Conditioning unit. The equipment has several indoor air handlers. That means each room can be set to a unique heating setting. I don’t have to make the whole beach cabin be heated super high. This will save myself and others money, so then perhaps instead of heating the whole kitchen, I should just study in my bed. It is way cheaper to turn on the heating method for a smaller room. It is easier to reach the temperature on the control unit. Also I suppose I might even appreciate being in bed already. The book would calm my mind, the gas furnace would relax me.. then when I am done I would just sleep. At the same time I would save myself money too.

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We are lacking air conditioning

I am at the age that all of my friends are getting married. Each and every Summer I have to attend at least more than one weddings, this Summer was no different! I attended a wedding 1 weekend, then stood up in a wedding the following weekend. What was different was the difference in those weekends. The first wedding was on a sizzling day. The daylight was shining so bad I was perspiring in my shirt and tie. The bridal gathering took a ton of pictures outside in the sunshine. I kept thinking of the exhausting guys stuck in the heat with no AC. I bet all of those pictures turned out sort of awful. I bet the daylight and maybe the flowers around them look nice; But the whole bridal gathering must have been perspiring buckets in the heat with no shade or cooling. The bride must have been red faced plus her groom dripping in sweat… Nothing says true love more than body stink. Their place was not air conditioned obviously. It is Fall, who would guess we’d need AC in the fall? So the whole reception was horrible due to the lack of AC. The next weekend wedding was the opposite, our temperatures plummeted. It was super chilly while I was in this wedding. I had to kneel for pictures outside in the windy cold. The bride was super chilly in her skimpy dress. Instead of sweat, every one of us all had pink cheeks. Everybody looked awful. Also our place has no heating on since every one of us were experiencing such sizzling weather before… So again, I attended a reception separate from correct temperature control.

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Fall weather can be cold

The fall typically leaves me feeling completely disoriented. I typically believe disoriented because I can never guess what temperature it is going to be outside. I have to be absolutely careful of what I wear to work. In the mornings it can be much too cold, but by 3 p.m. I am blistering in the heat outside. I swear that the temperature outside raises 30 degrees in a matter of a day! So this makes it difficult for me to figure out what to set my control device at. Or at least that used to be the case! This fall season I finally had a smart control device installed into my own home. I had this smart control device installed so that the fall would be much gentler on my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. The smart control device comes in handy since the temperature changes so frequently during the fall. The smart control device allows me the freedom to change the control device right from my iPhone, so just as long as I have internet access I can change the control device from anywhere I am. So while I am away at work, I can turn the heat off as well as turn the a/c on. So by the time I get home my condo will be refreshing and cool. I am also able to do the reverse turn the a/c off to turn the heating on. I have the option to do this at any given time throughout the day as long as I have Wi-Fi. This makes the fall season so much easier for me to deal with. Lately, it has been working out perfectly for me. I no longer feel uncomfortable in my condo.

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I’m happy about the fall weather

Fall is the single one of my most favorite times of year, our bi-weekly energy bills tend to lower at this time of the year. Sometimes we run the heat, however, during the day we do not often run the heat. And, if anything, both of us want to at night so you run the heat when nothing is going on. There is no heat coming from any other source, as nobody’s cooking at night. The sun’s not shining in our modern home at night. Not a single person is showering or running the dishwasher at night either. So while in the day both of us tend to turn the heat off. All of us have a bunch of other sources where the heat is coming from. We have the warmth coming from the sunlight shining into our house. You would be awestruck at how much the sun heats our house. The sun can actually heat our modern home more than our heating system can some afternoons! Also, while in the fall I do a lot of baking. It is my favorite time to do baking. All of us periodically open up our sliding door when we need a little cool air to come in. I make lots of uncommon things. I make dinner much more often in the fall. Making dinner in the fall is a lot more pleasing than making dinner in the winter and summer. Sometimes it is too tepid to cook in the summer. And sometimes it is too frigid to cook in the winter. So, I think that fall is the perfect time to do a lot of cooking if that is what you enjoy. Our energy bill truly does go down with the minimal amount of heat that both of us put into our modern home through the heating system.

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I want my parents to be excited

Over the last few decades I have traveled a lot, and have seen the sights around the world. I have purchased a nice condo for myself, in addition to purchasing a vehicle or several. I am not trying to brag, honestly, I am trying to prove a point. Of all the money that I have received and spent over the years, that constant flow of money that runs through all of our lives, I can still remember the best money I ever spent. Money is tool and it means nothing to me, but I still remember the hundred bucks I spent on a gift for the family as a young girl when I brought home a small window mounted air conditioner. My parents and sisters both went a little nuts because we had never enjoyed an air conditioner in our home before! That evening, we ate dinner in the living room, all crowded around the small air vents of the A/C unit as it cooled down the entire place. The air conditioner was too small to cool off the entire apartment, but it did a good job for that one room so all week long my sisters and I slept on the living room floor just to be in the realm of the AC. It was such a small pleasure, because now I completely take our central HVAC for granted, but it transformed our entire home life for a while, and so yup, purchasing that small A/C unit for our family as a kid still stands out in my mind as the best money I have ever spent.

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It’s time to go green

I have never been what you would call an environmental activist even though I recycle, but only because they make it so straight-forward. The way I see it, the planet has been around way longer than people have, it’s a big piece of rock floating in space, so there’s not much our kind can do to screw it up! But that said, there is some really cool technology out there that is green,  and is also truly efficient and a wonderful way to save money on utility bills! Usually green technology costs an arm and a leg, however in this case a geothermal heat pump genuinely will save you money in the long run. A geothermal heat pump is basically a machine that harnesses the geothermal energy of the planet itself and converts it into electricity, and with a little of this power source you can run your air conditioner, heating system, water boiler, and your whole power grid for a fraction of what you spend on the utility company. It is very safe and quite powerful way to run your Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system all day, every day, and still not have a large power bill every month. I live in the desert, so our AC pretty much runs non-stop, and I tell you for us the geothermal heat pump paid for itself within a year. I was going to install a hot tub next, however this geothermal heat pump gives us so much juice for no extra money that I’m just going to get a heated swimming pool instead.

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The gym I put in my house

As much as I like to work out, I really don’t like going to the gym! I am trying to make my body better and improve my health, but why would I want to do it in front of a crowd? I am a private person and I would prefer to work out in private, but the gym offers so many amenities that it really is easier to get the workout I need at the gym. That is why, last year, I took the leap and created my own private gym! I cleared out the spare room, obtained some exercise equipment, and invested in a new air conditioner unit for the room. This A/C unit is dedicated solely to the private gym, and nothing else. Part of the reason that the gym is such an optimal place to workout is their climate control system, which keeps it at exactly the right temperature and maintains great indoor air quality. For our beach apartment gym, I decided that I needed to emulate this, so I obtained a ductless mini split A/C unit. This unit will help keep the air fresh and healthy, while also maintaining a consistent temp conducive to our workout routines! Because I am getting hot and sweaty in a small, confined space, the indoor air quality would turn bad, quickly, if there wasn’t a working air filter. The air filtration component inside the mini split A/C unit is top of the line. The air filter works so well you’d never know I have a beach apartment gym!

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Creativity is key

I’ve never had to rough it, and partially that is because I carefully avoided it my whole life.  Any time I was asked to go camping, or for a hike deep in the woods, I consistently politely declined.  Nature is great, and I love seeing it on tv from the comfort of my own home, but I have no desire to go out to explore it.  The way I see it, humans fought and clawed for centuries so that every one of us wouldn’t have to rough it anymore, so why would I want to go back to that chaos? I don’t take my possessions for granted, every single morning I am thankful for my PC, my WIFI, my plasma screen tv, and my central HVAC system.  I may be a spoiled millennial that doesn’t mean that I don’t love everything I have, because the last time I had to spend a morning without air conditioning I nearly died. I understand that there are places in the world, even here in our country, where things like air conditioner and central heating are not available to everyone. For the record, I am against that, I feel that every American should have access to air conditioning, especially during the summer months. Heating is something that helped civilization to develop, so it should be a right for all Americans to have access to heating during the winter.  I am unquestionably much aware of how important heating and cooling systems are to living a comfortable life, and I’ll never take that for granted.

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My HVAC unit is so new

My partner, Michael, and I recently installed a brand new Heating and Air Conditioning unit in our home.  This unit is state of the art and the latest on the market. I was so thrilled to replace our Heating and Air Conditioning equipment because the old the house has was about to fall about. The a/c could hardly blow out any cool air because it was so very clogged. Our Heating and Air Conditioning mechanic said that our best plan would be to replace the heating and cooling unit entirely.  At first, all of us thought he was just trying to get more money out of us, however after living with the broken Heating and Air Conditioning equipment for even just a couple of months, we all knew that he was right about replacing it.  So we quickly called our Heating and Air Conditioning specialist to come out and supply us a quote to replace the whole system. All of us decided that if we were replacing the heating and cooling unit that somehow, we were going to get the one of best ones on the market. All of us thought it was worth it, to go ahead and splurge on this because we used it everyday and it would eventually make back the cost in saved utility bills. All of us took our time looking for the perfect new Heating and Air Conditioning equipment for our home. We knew we would all really want a smart remote with automatic temperature controls for each room, but Michael and I would no longer have to have an argument about the temperature of the room because all of us could simply change any room to a different temperature with our very smart temperature control. I am truly pleased with our replaced and new Heating and Air Conditioning equipment and would not have done it any other way!

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Furnace cleaning

I’m not the best about keeping up with routine household responsibilities, I can barely manage to do laundry, keep the dishes clean, wash the floors, and vacuum. However chores are enough to keep up with, and I only remember to get them done because I can’t ignore the messes that are right in my face. But this is why it’s even harder to remember basic responsibilities such as occasionally servicing the HVAC units, but because the heating and cooling components are tucked away out of sight and the HVAC system operates separate from problems. I simply forget that the a/c and oil furnace exist, let alone that they need familiar attention to keep them working in tip top shape. However honestly, until something goes wrong with either the heating or cooling systems, I don’t think about them at all. That’s why my furnace is on my mind right now. Last month I had to turn it on for a short period, and the heating system particularly wasn’t working well. The device was making horrific banging sounds and barely any heated air was coming out of the air vents, but luckily, the outdoor air temperature increased again and I was able to turn off the thermostat again. However I guess that I’ll need the oil furnace to be working respectfully in the coming months as Wintertime approaches. I was able to remember to contact our local HVAC business and schedule a Wintertime preparation service. They’ll clean out and tune up my old oil furnace, and maybe I can preemptively schedule our next HVAC maintenance right then.

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I sleep well at night

I’m a pretty strange individual, admittedly. I have a different sense of humor, strange interests, and different passions that sometimes isolate myself from other people. I also have a particular set of neuroses and anxieties, which are a real treat to deal with. Finally, I have different conditional preferences, such as particular lighting conditions and rapidly increasing temperatures that are necessary for myself and others to be efficient and productive. I need the air temperature around me to be quite moderate while in the afternoon, because I’m constantly chilly, then even when it’s 72 degrees outside, I’m often chilled to the bone, and end up seeking heat to get comfortable again. If there’s any sort of draft I’m completely covered in goosebumps and shivering in my boots. Even in the dead of the summer, I get  tired of air conditioning and find myself wrapped in blankets outdoors to absorb some natural heating. The weirdest part, however, is that I’m consistently sweatily warm at night. Then I need my environment to be nice and cool so I can get to sleep. I sleep with the furnace on at night, it gives off so much heat and warms up the bed to an unfathomable extent. I end up cranking the A/C to make the house as chilly so that I can lay in bed comfortably! My love-hate relationship with the heating and cooling system is difficult to contend with, and requires a lot of intensive temperature control programming to keep up with my different body. I wish I could just be normal, at least when it comes to my Heating as well as Air Conditioning.